January 20, 2022, San Diego, CA – The Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has designated funding for the creation of the National Adult Protective Services Training Center (NATC). This new program aims to collect, develop, curate, and make widely available e-training for Adult Protective Services workers and administrators to improve and enhance their capacity to serve clients impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NATC builds on the vision and work done by the Academy for Professional Excellence to provide eLearning training to Adult Protective Services professionals. The NATC will make this training free to adult protective services investigators in all states and territories.
The National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) is the home for the NATC, with the Academy for Professional Excellence being a critical partner in providing curriculum support, learning experience design and Learning Management System (LMS) administration to the Center. Other key partners include Temple University Harrisburg, Purdue University, the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-term Care, and the Massachusetts Disabled Persons Protection Commission.
The NATC will be an invaluable resource for adult protective services professionals across the country. The education provided through e-learnings will be strengths-based, engaging and practical. Through the close partnership with the NATC, the Academy will continue its long history of being an integral part of moving forward the field of adult protective services.
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